The Rams traded the #2 overall pick (presumably RGIII) to the Redskins for 3 first round picks + 1 second round pick. Yes, the Redskins are getting a potentially good QB - the second best QB in the 2012 draft, but at what a price.
Looking at it from a trade value chart perspective:
#2 overall = 2,600
#6 overall = 1,600
Over the last 4 seasons the Redskins are (23-41). Even if RGIII is able to make them a 0.500 team (a challenge with little talent around him, and in a historically difficult division), the Redskins future 1st round picks will be around #16.
The #16 overall pick = 1,000 points each, and the 2nd round pick would be #48 = 420 points.
Rams get 4,020 (1600+1000+1000+420)
Redskins get 2,600
So based merely on trade value, the Redskins had a terrible draft, considering they gave up over 1,400 points!!!
Looking at recent QB’s drafted in the top 10:
2011 J Locker
2011 B Gabbert
2010 S Bradford
2009 M Stafford
2009 M Sanchez
2008 M Ryan
2007 J Russell
2006 V Young
2006 M Leinart
9 guys drafted over the last 6 drafts who were in the top 10 picks. They were all considered to be great prospects in the years they were drafted....just like how RGIII is considered to be a great prospect this year.
But how did those 9 elite prospects do?
* 3 of them are complete busts – Leinart, Young, Russell
* 2 of them look like potential busts – Locker, Gabbert
* 1 of them is very average – Bradford
* 1 of them are slightly above average – Bradford & Sanchez
* 2 of them are pretty good – Stafford & Ryan
So only 2 of these 9 elite QB’s panned out to be worth a high draft pick....let alone 3 high picks, plus a second. History is definitely stacked against RGIII.
So I ask, is it too early to laugh at the Redskins, and say they had the worst draft?
Redskins are clueless. They make Mike Brown (dare i say it) look smart (40 votes)
RGIII is the next bestest thing ever. Well worth any price! (7 votes)
Lent's halfway over...i need me some chocolate chip cookies (3 votes)
50 total votes